10° Festival Internazionale
della Chitarra
di Castrocielo

8 luglio 2016, ore 21:30:  Paulo Bellinati e Marco Pereira Duo (Brasile)

Paulo Bellinati e Marco Pereira uniscono per questo concerto straordinario le loro chitarre, i loro  arrangiamenti
e le loro composizioni. Amici stretti fin da quando erano entrambi allievi del grande maestro
Isaias Savio a São Paulo, Pereira and Bellinati hanno condiviso la loro passione per la musica
e per la chitarra per più di 40 anni. Con carriere simili e di successo, ognuno di loro ha inciso molti CD negli USA,
in Europa e in Brasile. Entrambi hanno ricevuto riconoscimenti internazionali per le loro composizioni e arrangiamenti,
che continuano ad essere eseguiti e registrati dai più grandi chitarristi di oggi.

Paulo Bellinati
(*September 22, 1950 - São Paulo, Brazil) is one of Brazil's most accomplished sort-after
contemporary guitarist, composer, arranger and also a respected music scholar. He rediscovered, transcribed,
and recorded the music of the great Brazilian guitarist-composer Annibal Augusto Sardinha (Garoto). His
landmark recording THE GUITAR WORKS OF GAROTO and edition of Garoto's works have received
international critical acclaim. In another special album he recorded his arrangements of the complete AFROSAMBAS
by Baden Powell and Vinicius de Moraes with vocalist Mônica Salmaso. He has also starred in several
videos, most recently portraying legendary Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. In 2012 he recorded
another awarded winning project VILLA-LOBOS SUPERSTAR with Pau Brasil group, Ensemble SP string quartet,
and vocalist Renato Braz featuring his arrangements on masterpieces of the Brazilian top composer Heitor Villa-
Lobos. Pau Brasil have recorded 10 albums and their ‘1983-2013’ discography has been re-mastered and
released in a box set called CAIXOTE PAU BRASIL. In 2016 the brand new Pau Brasil album DAQUI was
released in Brazil.Bellinati typically draws on Brazil’s rich musical heritage, adapting traditional forms and styles
but infusing them with contemporary techniques and harmonies. Many guitarists have asked Bellinati to write a
large-scale works, among them the Brasil Guitar Duo (João Luiz and Douglas Lora), which, together with
Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (OSESP), commissioned Bellinati to write one of his masterpieces:
"Concerto Caboclo for Two Guitars and Orchestra". The duo premiered the piece in São Paulo in June 2012 with
OSESP conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero; in April 2013, they also first performed the Concerto in the USA, with
the Symphony Orchestra of the University of South Carolina conducted by Donald Portnoy. In 2015, Maestro
John Zoltek has commissioned a version for the Glacier Symphony, in Montana, introducing this new format to
North American audiences. In 2016, the Brasil Guitar Duo and the DELAWARE SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA,
conducted by Maestro David Amado, recorded the album “TWO CONCERTS FOR TWO GUITARS &
ORCHESTRA” (Naxos), premiering Leo Brouwer and Paulo Bellinati concertos.
He has won the first prize in composition for his solo guitar piece “Jongo”, at the “8th Carrefour Mondial de la
Guitare” in Martinique, in 1988. In 1996, John Williams & Timothy Kain recorded “Jongo” (two guitar version)
for their album "The Mantis and the Moon". The piece has now more then 50 recordings by artists from all over
the world.
Marco Pereira (*September 25, 1950 - São Paulo, Brazil) got classical guitar lessons with the uruguayan master
Isaias Sávio and music theory lessons at the Music and Drama Conservatory of São Paulo.
He received a classical guitar master's degree in performance from the Université Musicale Internationale of Paris,
and a master's degree in Musicology from the University of Paris-Sorbonne with his thesis “Heitor Villa-Lobos and his
guitar work”.
In Paris, he was strongly influenced by jazz and Latin-American music which characterizes his compositional work,
added to Brazilian styles. In Spain, he won two awards in important international guitar competitions: Concurso
Andrés Segóvia (Palma de Mallorca) and Concurso Francisco Tárrega (Valencia).
On his return to Brazil, Marco settled in Brasilia after he was invited by UnB (University of Brasilia) to establish the
courses of Classical Guitar and Functional Harmony. He recorded his first two albums for Som da Gente (Violão
Popular Brasileiro Contemporaneo – 1985 - and Circulo das Cordas – 1987). These two records allowed him to
perform in The Town Hall of New York, in 1988. In 1989 he moved to Rio de Janeiro and took part in the Free Jazz
Festival in four instances: in a memorable performance with Trio D'Alma in 1989; with his own work in 1991; with
Wagner Tiso in 1992, and with Edu Lobo in 1996. He recorded with many prominent artists in the Brazilian musical
scenario, such as, Gal Costa, Tom Jobim, Edu Lobo, Gilberto Gil, Wagner Tiso, Daniela Mercury, Zizi Possi, Zélia
Duncan, Cassia Eller, Rildo Hora, Paulinho da Viola, Milton Nascimento, Leila Pinheiro, Fátima Guedes, Nelson
Goncalves and Roberto Carlos amongst others.
Marco Pereira received the important Sharp Award in two different editions: as Best Arranger (1993) for Gal Costa's
album and as Best Soloist and Best Album of the Year (1994) for Bons Encontros with the pianist Cristovão Bastos.
Currently, he teaches Harmony at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). His compositions were published
by Éditions Lemoine - Paris, France - and GSP (Guitar Solo Publications) - San Francisco, CA - USA, Editora Musimed
(Brasília - Brazil) and Editora Garbolights (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
Among his records are “Valsas Brasileiras” - 2001 (Borandá) - “Elegia” (Channel Classics) - 2001 - “Luz das
Cordas” (with Hamilton de Holanda) - 2002 - “Original” – GSP (Guitar Solo Publications - 2014 - “O samba da
minha terra” (Borandá) - 2005 - “Afinidade” (Biscoito Fino) - 2006 - “Camerístico” (Borandá) - 2007 -
“Cristal” (Borandá) - 2008.
Besides his CDs, Marco also release some didactical works as “Ritmos Brasileiros”, “Sete Cordas, técnica e estilo”
and “Cadernos de Harmonia”. He also has two CDs in Europe: Stella del Matino (EGEA – Perugia – Italy) and Essence
(Kind of Blue – Lugano – Switzerland). His composition "Lendas Amazônicas", for two guitars and orchestra was
premiered in November 2012 in São Paulo, Brazil.